HALLELUJAH: LEONARD COHEN, A JOURNEY, A SONG is an interesting documentary about Leonard Cohen, the writer of the popular song “Hallelujah,” a song that’s graced several major movies, including two MOVIEGUIDE® Award winning animated movies, SHREK and SING. HALLELUJAH, the documentary, is a revealing, sometimes uplifting movie about the man behind the song and sometimes stresses the Jewish aspects to Cohen’s life and work, but it has brief foul language, a few sexual lyrics and discusses Cohen’s five-year meditation sabbatical at a Zen Buddhist monastery, though Cohen only talks vaguely about the meditation and just mentions the psychological “clarity” it brought to him and that it alleviated his depression.

The movie consists of many interviews with Cohen about his life and...

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Jun 29th 2022
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